Just a quick note to say that I haven’t forgotten about you all!
We’re on week 2 of spring break (yes, my kids have TWO WEEKS OFF SCHOOL this year) and between all of my usual classes, clients and around-the-home jobs, I’ve also been entertaining three very lively (and easily bored) children.
While I could take the easy route and let them become one with their electronics (they have a Wii, multiple computers, iPod touches and Nintendo DS’s), I’ve chosen to stick by the three-times-daily 30 minute electronics intervals that I deem reasonable (actually, more than reasonable). With all the studies showing relationships between ‘plugged in’ time and childhood obesity, I try and do the right thing…
We’ve been to the pool. Gone on several hikes. Numbers 2 and 3 are attending a couple of full-day Rec Center sports camps. Bikes, scooters and roller blades have been dusted off and hauled to the cul-de-sac around the corner for some high speed adventures. Play dates have been arranged with friends. I feel like the Love Boat’s social director, Julie McCoy.
While I’m happy to have this time with my children, I am looking forward to ‘Mom’s Spring Break’; starts next Monday, 9:00 am sharp.